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Space Force

 

When I was a kid I watched the old cartoon show The Jetsons, a futuristic counterpart to the stone age The Flintstones.  Sometimes I think the twenty-first century bears more resemblance to The Flintstones than the Jetsons, but occasionally I am reminded that I am living in, what in circa 1965 would have been regarded as the distant future.  The serious idea of a Space Force goes back to the Fifties and we might say that we have been tardy in creating it, but its time has come.  No, we are a very long way in time and technology from anything approaching Star Trek’s Star Fleet, but this is the first baby step along that path.